The Nature Kids program is for youth and families who like to learn about nature and have fun at the same time. Nature Kids is a nature-focused program that aims to teach children (ages 4-12) and their families about nature. We provide educational materials and organize field experiences that promote being outdoors, observing nature, scientific investigation, environmental stewardship and healthy living. To connect with the Nature Kids team email us at email@example.com.
We are happy to announce two new Nature Kids chapters have been established; one in Calgary and one in Grande Prairie. The Calgary chapter leader is Chloe Dusser, she is a yoga instructor who is also very excited about getting kids into nature! Alex Comeau is the chapter leader for Grande Prairie. He wants to give kids the same opportunity to explore nature that he had when he was growing up.
If you are a Nature Kids member living in either of these areas and want updates on chapter events and happenings, you can email the Calgary chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Grande Prairie chapter at email@example.com. Good luck to our new chapters and chapter leaders, they are going to do great.
These free, public events take place in Edmonton’s natural areas and are open to families of all ages and abilities. You do not have to be Nature Kids member to participate. These events promote positive learning experiences for youth and their families by fostering appreciation for Alberta’s natural history. We typically have six Family Nature Night (FNN) events planned during the summer months. Each event features a local naturalist expert who presents on his or her area of expertise. This is accompanied by a guided nature walk, crafts, games and a whole lot of learning. Visit our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about future FNN events.
Families are encouraged to engage in nature activities with a focus on exploring the wild outdoors. When you become a Nature Kids club member (Nature Alberta Family Membership required) families receive resources that help them to be creative and inquisitive. Parent/guardian participation in Nature Kids is important, as children will need assistance and supervision with the activities. Nature Kids is meant to be a fun learning experience for the whole family!
Once your family has registered to join Nature Kids, you will be mailed a membership package that includes everything you need to get started on the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Level Nature Kids’ Home Activities. Nature Kids’ home activities are outlined in the booklets sent to families and are divided into categories that include: Nature Detective, Leading Others, Environmental Action and Participation Days. Materials needed for the activities are either provided in the membership package or can be found in common, inexpensive household items. Families begin with the Bronze level and work their way up through the Silver and Gold Levels. There is a broad range of nature activities to work through, such as bird watching, insect identification, hiking, star-gazing, and many more.
Nature Kids’ Explorer Day field trips and activities will be organized by Nature Alberta or volunteer Nature Kids chapter leaders for Nature Kids families to do together. Explorer Days may be led by a volunteer chapter leader or an expert local naturalist. Explorer Day outings are exciting opportunities to learn from experts and other Nature Kid’s members by gathering for such activities as:
NatureWILD magazine is produced just for our Nature Kids program and only made available to families with a Nature Alberta Family Membership. This colourful and learning-based e-magazine is full great information and fun activities for young naturalists ages 4 to 12. NatureWILD is just one of the many benefits of having a Nature Alberta Family Membership and being part of the Nature Kids program. Get your Nature Alberta Family Membership today >>
Be part of the Nature Kids program by getting your Nature Alberta family membership today.
In 1970, six natural history clubs joined together to form the Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Today, this same organization, known as Nature Alberta serves a membership of over 40 clubs and represents thousands of individuals across the province. Every one of these individuals share a passion for natural history.
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